WASHINGTON, D.C. — You’re worried about the next president. I’m here to change the subject. But only a little.
That next U.S. president, looking out at Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day Jan. 20, will see a different city from the one that President Obama saw in January 2009. The nation’s capital is wealthier, safer, livelier, tastier, more populous and more ready for tourists than it has been in decades.
What’s that, you say? The Metro still stinks. Well, yes, but Metro officials did install a new top executive late last year.
It’s a remarkable cityscape, thanks to a diversifying local economy, redevelopment and an...